The importance of surveillance in children with minor head trauma: A case report
Kağan Seyit Başarslan 1 * , Arsal Acarbaş, Cüneyt Göçmez
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1 Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey
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Abstract

Here we present an analysis of the case of delayed epidural hematoma which had a significant mass effect and required surgical evacuation. We consider that maintaining a high clinical suspicion, coupled with a low threshold for computed tomography scanning, is the key to morbidity prevention in this situation. Close observation for signs of clinical deterioration and repeat CT scan are the most important factors for early detection of the delayed epidural hematoma.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2014.01.0374

J Clin Exp Invest, 2014 - Volume 5 Issue 1, pp. 119-120

Publication date: 11 Mar 2014

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